Scientists identify brain network related to intelligence

Brain Network
Washington, September 12 : Researchers at two universities in the US say that they have identified a brain network related to intelligence.

Richard Haier of the University of California, Irvine and Rex Jung of the University of New Mexico say that the brain network identified by them primarily involves areas in the frontal and the parietal lobes.

New laser device may revolutionize glaucoma surgery

Eye CareWashington, Sept 12 : A professor from the university of Tel Aviv has developed a novel laser device that can revolutionize the treatment of glaucoma.

Glaucoma, nicknamed the silent sight thief, is the second leading cause of blindness in the West.

Diesel exhaust 'kills' throat cells: Study

Diesel Exhaust
Washington, September 12 : Deakin University
researchers say that diesel exhaust is far more injurious to health
than exhaust from the plant-based biodiesel.

New instrumentation may help fight obesity, diabetes

Fight Obesity
Washington, Sept 12 : The University of Queensland researchers hope to deal with growing obesity and diabetes epidemics with the help of a new instrumentation that will determine how to produce food which is nutritional yet palatable.

Obesity is a major concern in Australia and poor eating habits are significant factors in obesity and diabetes epidemics.

Pigments in yellow plants may help reduce macular degeneration risk

Macular Degeneration
Washington, September 11 : The risk of eye disease macular degeneration may be reduced by consuming higher levels of the yellow plant pigments lutein and zeaxanthin, suggests a study.

Boffins discover role of oxidative stress in estrogen-related bone loss

Postmenopausal Bone Loss
Washington, Sep 11 : Scientists have shed light on the role of oxidative stress in estrogen-related bone loss.

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine, with colleagues at the University of Udine, Italy, have discovered new information about an immune pathway in mice that explains how oxidative stress that results from acute estrogen deficiency leads to the loss of bone.